selenium

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See also: Selenium and sélénium

English[edit]

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Chemical element
Se
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Etymology[edit]

From French sélénium, the name coined by Swedish chemist Jöns Jacob Berzelius in 1818 from Ancient Greek σελήνη (selḗnē, moon) in reference to original confusion with the similar element tellurium.[1]

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selenium (usually uncountable, plural seleniums)

  1. A nonmetallic chemical element (symbol Se) with an atomic number of 34, used mainly in glassmaking and pigments and as a semiconductor.
    Hypernym: chalcogen
  2. A single atom of this element.

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References[edit]

  • Selenium” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • selenium”, in Mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016.
  1. ^ Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, Robert K. Barnhart (ed.), Chambers, 1988

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Afrikaans[edit]

Chemical element
Se
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Noun[edit]

selenium (uncountable)

  1. selenium

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin selēnium, a word coined by Swedish chemist Berzelius in 1818, from Ancient Greek Σελήνη (Selḗnē, moon).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /səˈleː.ni.ʏm/, /seːˈleː.ni.ʏm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: se‧le‧ni‧um

Noun[edit]

selenium n (uncountable)

  1. selenium [from 1818]
    Synonym: seleen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, Robert K. Barnhart (ed.), Chambers, 1988

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Σελήνη (Selḗnē, moon) + -ium.

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selēnium n (genitive selēniī); second declension

  1. (New Latin) selenium

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Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative selēnium selēnia
Genitive selēniī selēniōrum
Dative selēniō selēniīs
Accusative selēnium selēnia
Ablative selēniō selēniīs
Vocative selēnium selēnia

Malay[edit]

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Chemical element
Se
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Etymology[edit]

From English selenium, from New Latin, from Ancient Greek Σελήνη (Selḗnē).

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selenium

  1. selenium (chemical element)